Ed Patrick and David Browning

February 1, 2023

Apogee to Host Panel Focused on Higher Ed Enrollment Issues and Technology Solutions During 2023 NAICU Annual Meeting


Apogee, a leading managed IT services provider solely focused on higher education, is leading a discussion regarding enrollment trends and innovative technology solutions at the 2023 National Association of Independent College and Universities (NAICU) Annual Meeting. This conference is designed to help senior higher education leaders learn more about the most pressing policy issues affecting private, nonprofit higher ed institutions.

Apogee Regional Vice President John O’Brien will moderate a panel featuring two chief financial officers on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8 a.m. EST – Ed Patrick, finance and administration vice president and chief financial officer at Washington College, and David Browning, finance and operations vice president and chief financial officer at Salem College. O’Brien, Patrick, and Browning will provide insights on higher education enrollment trends and the benefits of partnering with a managed technology services provider.

Apogee supports a community of more than one million students and administrators at over 350 colleges and universities nationwide. As the premier higher ed managed technology services provider, Apogee has a unique perspective on how higher ed institutions can utilize technology to grow enrollment and deliver exceptional student experiences.


“Break the Pandemic-Enrollment Cliff Doom Loop”

During this session hosted by Apogee, the panelists will discuss how they found themselves at a crossroads searching for creative solutions to break the pandemic-enrollment cliff doom loop. Attendees will hear two unique perspectives and have an opportunity to interact directly with the panelists.

Attendees will learn how Washington College and Salem College:


The Portrait Room at the Salamander Resort
1330 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20024


NAICU Conference
Feb. 5 through Feb. 8, 2023

Apogee, Washington College, Salem College Session
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. EST


Demographics are shifting, and although enrollment decline has slowed and there are some bright spots, a path back to pre-pandemic enrollment levels is growing further out of reach. Whether because of the pandemic, the high price tags, or the ease of landing full-time work, freshman enrollment declined 1.5 percent across all types of institutions in Fall 2022. But new students will show up if and when they see campuses committed to delivering what they want and need and when college leaders develop new models that provide value to nontraditional populations.


For media interview opportunities, please contact Pennino and Partners (details below). Registration details for the NAICU 2023 Annual Meeting can be found here.

About Apogee:

Established in Austin in 1999, Apogee is a leading provider of managed technology services that enable colleges and universities to innovate to enrich the campus experience and foster student vitality. Uniquely positioned to serve higher education, Apogee supports a community of more than one million students and administrators at nearly 400 colleges and universities nationwide. The company’s comprehensive portfolio includes Managed Campus (networks and managed IT and cloud services), ResNet (residential networks), campus engagement and digital signage, and video services. Visit Apogee at apogee.us.

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